- March 28-29, 2020 - Horsemanship and Cattle Sorting Clinic. Coyote Creek Stables, Sigel IL (It's full, but you can audit)
- TRAIL RIDE - April 11, 2020 - Sand Ridge. Meet with Cheryl Crowdson
- Tack Auction - April 25, 2020 Monticello IL 10:00 a.m.
- All Gaited Horse Clinic - May 2, 2020 at Bright Star Equestrian Center near Divernon IL
- May 1-3, 2020 - Hoosier Horse Fair CANCELLED! :-(
- TRAIL RIDE - May 23, 2020 - Litchfield. Meet with Cheryl Crowdson
- TRAIL RIDE - June 6, 2020 - Kankakee River State Park. Meet with Cheryl Crowdson
- TRAIL RIDE - July 18, 2020 at Panther Creek. Meet with Cheryl Crowdson
- June 10-13, 2020 MFTHBA Spring Show and Futurity
- July 10-12, 2020 BreyerFest, Kentucky Horse Park. Mountain Trail Obstacles with Mark Bolender
- TRAIL RIDE - August 1, 2020 at Wolf Creek. Meet with Cheryl Crowdson
- August 20-22, 2020 Illinois State Fair Society Horse Show with 12 classes for Missouri Fox Trotters
- NEXT MEETING August 22, 2020 - at Illinois State Fairgrounds. Time determined by when classes are. Usually morning is best before the Youth Class. (If you can't attend in person, please feel free to use the Conference Call number 425-436-6338 Access Code 684887#)
- September 6-12, 2020 MFTHBA Fall Show and Celebration
- TRAIL RIDE - September 19, 2020 at Shawnee/High Knob. Meet with Cheryl Crowdson
- September 25-27, 2020 - Equitana, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington KY
- TRAIL RIDE - October 24, 2020 at Jubilee College. Meet with Cheryl Crowdson
HORSE TRAINING ADVICE FOR A BUDDY SOUR HORSE: (This works for any issue you might experience)
Three things to check before you are allowed to punish a horse:
1) Is he emotionally there?
2) Does he understand what you are asking?
3) Can he physically do what you are asking?
Figure out which one is missing. Their emotions take over, so you need to work on getting his brain back in his head by asking him lots of “questions” – changes of direction, leg-yielding, lots of transitions, etc. Keep him guessing and he will pay more attention to you and less to his horsey friends.
Missouri Fox Trotting Horse Breed Association
The Latest Journal is now available
Check it out in the Members Only section
MFTHBA National Trail Ride Program
Win Prizes - Belt Buckles & Jackets
Depending on how many rides you attend!
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Providing Representative Leadership
for Illinois' Diverse
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Promoting Responsible Horse Ownership
and More Interaction with Horses.
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FOX TROT URBANE Website
Tons of articles you may find of interest!
Sister Fox Trotter Associations:
Arkansas Chapter of the MFTHBA
Indiana Fox Trotter Association, Inc.
Louisiana Fox Trotters
Back in the Saddle
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A stubborn horse walks behind you,
an impatient horse walks in front of you,
but a noble companion walks beside you . . .
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"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby to be picked up
and laid down like a game of solitaire.
It is a grand passion.
It seizes a person whole and once it has done so,
he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed."
Ralph Waldo Emerson